May 3, 2011 Subject:
Remarkable and huge novel (this is only volume one of three) with a masterful translation by Gilbert Cannan. If you want a big book to get into and forget the outside world this is the one for you. It is about a musician/artist of genius and his titanic struggle for recognition first in Germany and then in France. As one of the reviewers said it does contain some melodrama, yet, somehow in this case it just makes the novel more interesting.